For the third consecutive year, the Rosarian Academy’s National Junior Honor Society students brought spooktacular fun to the Lord’s Place family campus Friday, Oct. 24.
Approximately 30 seventh and eighth graders paired up with over 35 children, currently housed by the Lord’s Place, to carve pumpkins, paint faces, share stories and laugh together.
Led by the NJHS, the school held a pumpkin drive and collected more than 50 pumpkins to donate to the families of the Lord’s Place.
“It is always amazing to see the joy that this event brings to both the children of the Lord’s Place and our Rosarian students,” said Patrick Hansen, Rosarian middle school teacher and NJHS moderator. “We love continuing to build our relationship with the Lord’s Place and serve their families. This is meaningful community service and a tradition that we want to continue for many years to come.”
The children and parents of the Lord’s Place were so grateful that the Rosarian students helped make Halloween possible for them.
The Lord’s Place housing programs provide shelter for homeless men, women and children and help residents identify the issues that led to their homelessness.
For more information about the Rosarian Academy, visit www.rosarian.org.
ABOVE: Rosarian students carve pumpkins at the Lord’s Place.